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'''Charles John Huffam Dickens''' (; 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English people|English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity... Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors' prison. Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social...
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Birth nameCharles John Huffam Dickens
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Birth placeLandport, Hampshire, England
Death date{{death date and age|df=yes|1870|6|9|1812|2|7}}
Death placeHigham, Kent|Higham, Kent, England
Resting placePoets' Corner, Westminster Abbey
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